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Tony B.

Lexington, KY

$40/hour

Former High School Math Teacher & College English Instructor

10+ Hours
5.0 average from 6 ratings
Excellent tutor
— Abby, Lexington, KY on 9/8/17

$40/Hour


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Central Muchigan University
Secondary Math and English
University of Alabama
Master's

Education

Central Muchigan University (Secondary Math and English)

University of Alabama (Master's)

About Tony

I completed my undergraduate work in Secondary Education (Michigan Provisional Certificate) with a double-major in English and Mathematics and did my student teaching in Michigan in both subjects. I returned to school to complete a Masters of Fine Arts in English: Creative Writing (Poetry) from The University of Alabama where I taught full-time for several years and received multiple department and university commendations for my teaching.

In 2004, I received the Maureen Egan Writer's Exchange Award from Poets & Writers Magazine as the poet from Kentucky, and I have received an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship for Poetry from the Kentucky Arts Council.

For the past several years, I have served as the President of the Central Kentucky Audubon Society, promoting the enjoyment, understanding, importance, and preservation of birds and their habitats. Until recently, I worked as an Automotive Sales Representative at local dealerships, so can also speak to the practical "business" side of writing and math.

Most people are either "scientific" or "creative" -- left or right brained. I'm both. This gives me a unique ability to creatively present abstract mathematical concepts or to logically analyze literature and writing. I can make either math, or literature, grammar, and writing clear to you! In college, I was the guy that my English and Theater major friends asked for help with their Mathematics courses; I was also the guy who my Mathematics major friends asked for help with their writing assignments. I've been tutoring for a long time and enjoy helping people "get it."
I completed my undergraduate work in Secondary Education (Michigan Provisional Certificate) with a double-major in English and Mathematics and did my student teaching in Michigan in both subjects. I returned to school to complete a Masters of Fine Arts in English: Creative Writing (Poetry) from The University of Alabama where I taught full-time Read more

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Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Lexington, KY 40503

"Excellent tutor"

- Abby, Lexington, KY on 9/8/17
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Finite Math, GED, GRE,
Logic,
Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
Grammar,
Literature,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math, ACT Reading, GED, GRE,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Writing
Business:
GRE,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I hold a Bachelors in Secondary Education with double-majors in English and Mathematics, and a Masters of Fine Arts in English. I taught college English classes for over six years.

Algebra 1

I hold a Bachelors in Secondary Education with double-majors in Mathematics and English.

Algebra 2

I hold a Bachelors in Secondary Education with double-majors in Mathematics and English.

English

I hold a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education: English and Mathematics majors, an (expired) Michigan Provisional Certificate, and a Masters of Fine Arts in English: Creative Writing.

Grammar

I hold a Bachelors in Secondary Education with double-majors in English and Mathematics, and a Masters of Fine Arts in English. I taught college English classes for over six years.

GRE

I have tutored several people to improved scores in multiple areas. I can help you, too. I have taken the GRE twice, once via paper test under the old scoring system and very recently via computer under the new. My first time through, I got an 800/800 Quantitative, 710/800 Analytic, and 560/800 Verbal. This last time, I scored a 167/170 Verbal, a 5.5/6 Analytic, and a 162/170 Quantitative. There are easy tricks and topics I can teach you to improve your score.

Literature

Bachelor of Secondary Education with major in English, Master of Fine Arts in English/Creative Writing, taught American and British Literature survey courses at the University of Alabama.

Logic

I received a Secondary Education degree with majors in both Mathematics and English. Both subjects require strong logic abilities. I have years of experience teaching logical argument and persuasion in college English writing classes and I also have experience tutoring students in "symbolic logic shortcuts" to help improve scores for the GRE Analytic section.

Writing

I taught college English classes--many freshman comp--for over six years. I hold a Bachelors in Secondary Education with double-majors in English and Mathematics, and a Masters of Fine Arts in English.

Central Muchigan University
Secondary Math and English
University of Alabama
Master's

Education

Central Muchigan University (Secondary Math and English)

University of Alabama (Master's)

Excellent tutor

Tony was patient and prepared for me. I am taking the GRE and remember very little for the quantitative section. I haven't had general math in a few years. Tony went over different problems with me that may show up on the test by using GRE practice material. For hands-on learners this was great practice. Thanks, Tony!

— Abby, Lexington, KY on 9/8/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tony will travel within 15 miles of Lexington, KY 40503.